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Kuroshitsuji II


Alternative Titles

English: Black Butler II
Synonyms: Kuroshitsuji 2, Black Butler 2
Japanese: 黒執事II

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2010 to Sep 17, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 137,298 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #14192
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Popularity: #161
Members: 233,814
Favorites: 3,202
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

The stage of Kuroshitsuji II opens on the life of Alois Trancy, the young heir to the Trancy earldom. Though he is privileged now, such was not always the case for the hot-tempered boy. Kidnapped and forced into slavery at a young age, he was eventually rescued and returned home, only to have his beloved father pass away soon after.

However, there are certain individuals who doubt Alois' story and legitimacy. And rightfully so, because things in the Trancy household are not as they appear, starting with Alois' black-clad butler with supernatural abilities, Claude Faustus. Who exactly is the mysterious Claude, and what connection does he have with Alois?

Amid the web of lies and deceit running rampant in the mansion, the bond between Alois and Claude will be tested as hell itself arrives at their doorstep.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Kuroshitsuji II is the sequel to Kuroshitsuji. The second season features two new main characters: Earl Alois Trancy and his butler Claude Faustus. Many characters from the previous season return as well, including Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis.

The second season is formatted similar to its predecessor, airing on ten different stations. The second season had an official magazine, Black Tabloid, released before its on-air date on July 1, 2010. It was been compiled onto a total of nine DVD releases. All 12 episodes share the theme song SHIVER for the opening, but two different animation sequences accompany it; the first ran from episodes 25-32, while the second ran from episodes 33-36.

(Source: Kuroshitsuji Wiki)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Michaelis, Sebastian
Michaelis, Sebastian
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Phantomhive, Ciel
Phantomhive, Ciel
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Trancy, Alois
Trancy, Alois
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Faustus, Claude
Faustus, Claude
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro

Staff

Ogura, Hirofumi
Ogura, Hirofumi
Director, Storyboard
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Yoshimura, Ai
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard
Endou, Tetsuya
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

"SHIVER" by the GazettE (eps 1-12)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Bird" by Matsushita Yuuya (eps 1-7, 9-11)
#2: "Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa (輝く空の静寂には)" by Kalafina (eps 8, 12)




More reviewsReviews

-Naami-
Sep 28, 2010
Sequels can be a dangerous territory to tread on. Especially ones for shows that already do not follow the manga but instead, creates its own story. On one hand it has the job of following and wrapping up the previous season’s (to an extent, “original”) storyline and on the other hand, pleasing the fans. To many, Black Butler II has done neither and to others it has done more than that: in other words, there is a clear division between fans.

Let’s get the technicalities out of the way. The art and animation is as beautiful and Victorian-Gothic as the first season, though the animation read more
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IceAndCream
Aug 20, 2010
Here we have Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), season 2. What is it, and what is it not? (Please, loyal fans, be kind to me, for voicing my opinion.) And please, all you Black Butler fans under age 18, ask your parents before watching this series. I'll say up front that the content is at an overtly ADULT-ONLY level.

Moving on....

What this series is not: It's not at all related to the manga. It's a continuation from the end of season 1, which had begun to diverge from the manga around halfway through. Even though the first season apparently painted itself into read more
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TypeOfCicada
Feb 17, 2012
Kuroshitsuji II (Black Butler II) is not a true sequel to the original, or at least I refuse to hail it as such, but it is still an interesting addition to the series and appears to experiment with several archetypes, something I as a writer and literature major can appreciate.

I've heard it called an abortion, a sort of a tragic death to the tragic series about death and mortality, and taken in the aspect of a literal sequel - a direct followup to the Black Butler that received high acclaim - this would indeed be the case. However, what Black Butler II does is not read more
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XxXTsubomiXxX
Sep 16, 2010
Being an avid fan of Kuroshitsuji, and seeing the entire first season, OVA as well as being an avid manga fan, I must say that I'm disappointed in this series for several reasons. This is merely an opinion, but I found myself hating the storyline behind season 2 entirely.

Below are the good, bad and ugly of this series:

The good

The series has amazing artowrk and beautiful sound.The animation was crisp and clear and the music was amazing, especially with songs coming from Yuya Matsushima and Nightmare.

The bad, and the ugly.

As several reviewers stated before, it does not follow the manga, but I don't consider that bad read more
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